Literature & Writing
Here is a sneak peak of some of our general literature and writing events for 2016. The list is subject to change at any time and will be added to as we get more panels scheduled.
This page last updated 09/23/16.
Astronomy for Writers – Want to incorporate astronomy into your story, but you’re not an astronomer? This panel will help you write plausibly about the sky.
Care and Feeding of Your Writer – What’s it like to live with a writer? How do you support them as they assemble their words into stories? The significant others of our authors will enlighten you.
Swordsmanship and Combat for Writers – Question, answer, and demonstration: we invite writers to ask us pretty much anything they want about fighting and Western European martial arts. We’ll do our best to answer thoroughly and factually!
Editing Workshop – There are two schools of thought about editing; The hard way and the eas—Who are we kidding? Editing is hard, but it doesn’t have to be excruciating. There are a lot of tricks to editing you work (or others) effectively. Come hear a few!
NaNoWriMo Breakfast Mixer – Nourish your body AND your mind with a NaNo breakfast social.
NaNoWriMo Looking For Group – Are you looking for a group of people to help keep you on track during National Novel Writing Month? Look here.
NaNoWriMo Night Owls – Discuss various topics with others planning for NaNoWriMo and get help with some pre-writing. This late-night event will last as long as there are people still standing/writing.
Researching for Fan-fiction – Are you writing about characters in a different time period? Are you wanting to change the age or location for characters you are writing about? Come find out how to capture the feel of a time other than your own, capture the essence of characters.
Short Fiction Workshop – Bring a flash fiction (1000 words or less) and/or first three pages of a short story and we’ll breakdown the strengths and weaknesses. Do not come to this workshop if you’re not ready to be critiqued. This is for writers who wish to become authors, not for writers who wish the be told their work is “precious.” We won’t be cruel, but we will be honest.
World Building with Jacqueline Carey – Developing a setting with our acclaimed Guest of Honor.
Writing Alternative History – If you want to write alternative history then you need to know real history! Join Michael O. Varhola, author of numerous history books, for tips on researching your subject matter and presenting it in your stories in an effective and compelling way.
Writing for Low-Budget Films: The Cost of Being a One-Man Band – If you’re going to make a film, you need some sort of script. What do you do if your budget doesn’t equal your vision? Let the TK2 Films crew help guide you.
Writing for RPGs – Unlock your inner GM and get paid for it! They are many ways to publish RPGs these days. Learn some of the inner secrets of the biz from some of the creators.
Writing Collections & Contests – How to create a strategy to win a contest or place in a collection, and how this will and will not help you as a writer.
Writing Gender & Sexuality – While this can be a controversial topic, what do these topics mean for fans and authors?